Latest Update Alexei Ramirez hits 10th home run Sat Jul, 26, 10:04 PM
Has a tremendously live bat with power to either gap. Runs very well. Rangy and very athletic at shortstop, he can also play other positions due to great versatility.
Flaws: : Doesn't walk nearly enough. Doesn't hit with as much power as his ability suggests. Is still a bit raw in several aspects of the game. Is also a bit too streaky.
Ramirez has now hit safely in each of his last five games, has home runs in his last two and is now batting .285 with 10 home runs and 46 RBI on the year. He opened the season hot and cooled considerably as the All Sta r break approached, but he's picked his game right back up and continues to be one of the more productive shortstops in the game.Analyst: Howard Bender
Ramirez was on of the hottest players to start off the season having belted seven of his nine home runs in the first two months of the season (216 AB), but went into a quick tailspin in June where he had just one home run and three RBI over 100 at-bats. His June struggles carried over into July as Friday's home run and RBI were his first and fourth of the month respectively. That said, he is riding a four-game hitting streak with three multi-hit performances, so it may be time to re-invest in White Sox veteran shortstop who also has 17 stolen bases (3 CS) on the year.Analyst: Michael Pichan
Ramirez had missed the last two games of the first half with a back issue but that didn't stop him from going 1-for-2 in the All Star Game. He's got a lot of turning around to do overall though as his drop-off in June and July was significant. Maybe the back was bothering him for longer than he let on, and if so, perhaps the rest has done him some good. How he starts the second half should be a fairly decent indication about how he'll play in the second half. Analyst: Howard Bender
The White Sox are likely proceeding with caution with the upcoming break on tap. It's the first All-Star game appearance the 32-year-old Cuban. Analyst: Spencer Silva